Ella Sowle stands next to Dr. May-Wash during the Mother Evelyn O'Neill Awards Ceremony Mar 30, 2021. Sowle has done service work with Diane's School of Dance as well as the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City. photo by Mara Callahan

Mother Evelyn O’Neill Awards Ceremony

by Mara Callahan, Lifestyles Editor March 31, 2021

Senior Ella Sowle was announced the winner of the Mother Evelyn O'Neill Award for the 2020-21 school year. The ceremony took place in the Windmoor chapel on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 and was live-streamed...

The sun sets over a T-Bones baseball game in 2004. In addition to the team changing their name, the stadium is being renovated to further perpetuate the Monarchs theme. photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Honoring the Monarchs

by Caroline Hinkebein, Sports Editor March 24, 2021
“I can't wait to hear the PA say, ‘Here's your Kansas City Monarchs.’”
A new look at Kairos

A new look at Kairos

by Katie Massman, Dart Sports editor March 11, 2021
“They're the first class in about 25 years who hasn't gone to Kairos, so we needed to do something for them, that would make them feel like they have an understanding of the experience”
Four 2021 seniors smile on each other’s laps at KAIROS Jan. 2020. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and other precautions will be enforced at this year's modified KAIROS.

The senior class experienced a COVID-19-safe KAIROS retreat

by Grace Ashley, Multimedia Editor March 6, 2021

The senior class of 2021 attended a COVID-19-adapted KAIROS retreat in two sessions that spanned March 1-2, 2021. With the current pandemic, the retreat had to be adapted for safety reasons, leading to...

New Staff 2021-2022

February 26, 2021

A massive congratulations to the students listed below who will join the Dart, Dart News Online and Teresian publications staffs during the next academic year. The Dart New Staff Members Class of...

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world hard with a continued increase in cases, but with the new vaccine things might change Jan. 30. The vaccine has already been distributed across the world and offers a new hope to the end of the pandemic. photo by Becca Speier

“Light at the end of the tunnel”: students receive vaccine

by Carmon Baker, Web Editor February 15, 2021
Missouri is currently in Phase 1 of its distribution plan.
Domestic Violence Spike in Kansas CIty

Domestic Violence Spike in Kansas CIty

by Sydney Waldron, Design Editor February 10, 2021
“Abuse is about power and control,” Whitcomb said. “People seek power and control in many different ways and unfortunately abuse can be an unhealthy way of doing so.”
Serving Stability

Serving Stability

by Lauren Brackney, Twitter Editor January 25, 2021
“I think people want to [volunteer] and help in these extraordinary times and so far, we've actually seen an increase in donations, especially monetary donations and that says something about our community of people wanting to help,” Langner said.
Compiled from Creative Commons. Modified by Claire Smith

What Happened on Jan. 6

by Claire Smith and Josie Fox January 7, 2021
On Jan. 6, 2021, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won the long awaited Senate runoff — changing history in the process. Also on Jan. 6, 2021, Trump loyalists bore arms and stormed the U.S. capitol building, breaking windows and causing the deaths of four people (as of Jan. 7, 8:30 a.m.), also making history in the process.
The University of Kansas Health System is the biggest hospital in the Kansas City area and it is currently caring for the most COVID-19 patients in the city as of Dec. 16. The hospital is located at 39th St. and State Line Road. photo by Rachel Robinson

Kansas City hospitals brace for winter as COVID-19 case numbers rise

by Rachel Robinson, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2020
“I'm very much worried about the winter,” Jennifer said. “We have hired a lot more staff. So hopefully, staffing isn't an issue. But you know, hospitals only have so many beds and I hope it doesn't become a situation when people are out in hallways or something. But hopefully, that shouldn't happen. We've made lots of preparations. And so we're just hoping for the best.”

Juge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed into the Supreme Court

by Sydney Waldron, Design Editor October 27, 2020
Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed Oct. 26. 2020 by 52 votes to 48 in the Senate. 
A streetcar stopped at Union station at sunset Sept 26. The highest percentage of passengers that board the streetcar is from the Union Station stop. photo by Caroline Hinkebein

Streetcar set to expand south to UMKC, along Riverfront area

by Rachel Robinson, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2020
The Riverfront extension will be relatively small, only 0.55 miles. Comparatively, the Main St. extension will expand the streetcar’s reach by quite a bit, adding 3.6 miles to the current 2 mile route. Both extensions plan to start construction in early 2022, at the latest, with the Riverfront extension opening in 2024 and the Main St. extension fully operating in 2025.
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